January 29, 2011
Terry Frank Joins Journal Staff

  Martha Rose WoodwardJanuary 28, 2011Sunspherebook@aol.com    

The Knoxville Journal Newspaper is pleased to announce a new staff member  joining the KJN’s writing team— Terry Frank. Frank is best known as the former radio talk show hostess on radio 850 as well as a frequent guest on local, political television programs.

Terry graduated from Anderson County High School, attended two years at the University of the South at Sewanee, and then graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a bachelor of arts in Political Science and minor in Philosophy. She met Lee Frank while in college; the couple has been married 20 years.

The Franks have three sons-Atticus-19, Davis-18, and Avery-9. Atticus is attending the University of the South at Sewanee where he is the recipient of Sewanee’s Presidential Scholarship and plays football on the offensive line.  Davis is a Senior at Grace Christian Academy and winner of Tennessee’s Mr. Football Award.  He hasn’t yet decided on a college. Avery is a 5th grader at St. Mary’s School in Oak Ridge and plays basketball.

Terry Frank writes a column for the Courier News in Anderson County. She appears weekly on Community TV at Comcast Channel 12 in Anderson, Roane, and parts of Morgan County on the “Let’s Talk Frank Show” which airs Monday’s from 7:00-8:30 pm. She also has a web site terryfrank.net/ on which she writes about the political news of the week.

Terry and her husband, Lee, hosted a radio edition of the Let’s Talk Frank Show which was heard  Monday-Friday from 3-6 pm on the 50,000 watt Horne Radio Network in Knoxville beginning March 12, 2007 and continuing until 2009 when the station was purchased and the programs moved to Maryville, TN.  Previously, Terry was a hostess on “Knoxville’s Tennessee Confidential Show, ” a radio program that was heard on 1180 AM.


Terry has been active in helping elect Republican candidates as well as the Republican Party. She has helped campaign for many candidates at the local, state, and national level from the time she was in high school. Terry served as George W. Bush Chairman in 2000 for Anderson County, as vice-chair of the Anderson County Young Republicans, as Secretary, Treasurer, and Vice-Chair of the Anderson County Republican Party, and three terms as Chairman of the Anderson County Republican Party.

Terry was also active in the Tennessee Conservative Union and her hard work on behalf of conservative issues and low taxes earned her the 2002 Ronald Reagan Award from the Tennessee Conservative Union. In 2004 she served as a co-host on the Tennessee Conservative Union’s Broadcast arm, The Voice, during its first year on the Horne Radio Network.

Terry is available for speaking engagements for meetings or events. Please send an e mail to arrange for Terry to speak at your event. leeandterryfrank@mac.com

We look forward to publishing Terry’s unique perspective on current political events each week.